Archive for the ‘Chemistry’ Category

Tiny ‘cages’ to keep vaccine supplies safe

Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica ‘cages’, a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer.

Ri Impact Report on Saiful Islam's Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution analyses the reach of the 2016 Christmas Lecture series

Inaugural: From micelles to materials: 5 Apr

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Karen Edler will review her research on self-organised materials

University of Bath to support start-ups at new Bristol Science Incubator, Unit DX

The University of Bath has teamed up with Unit DX, a new laboratory space and science incubator in Bristol. The Instrument Link is a new service developed to provide early-stage science companies at the Bristol facility access to Bath’s suite of cutting-edge research instrumentation through a sample processing service.

Sugar’s “tipping point” link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed

For the first time a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Marketing Saiful Islam's Ri Christmas Lectures

In the time between Saiful being announced as the Ri's Christmas Lecturer last August, through to the broadcast dates over Christmas, the Research Marketing Team worked closely with him and staff at the Ri to ensure we made the most of the event from a marketing perspective - both in terms of Saiful's own research and expertise, as well as gaining maximum exposure for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, the Department of Chemistry and the University more generally.

The Future of Materials & Biomaterials

Reduced tickets now available for academics & students for April interdisciplinary conference

Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Prof Saiful Islam

Our very own Professor of Materials Chemistry will be answering questions around how we’re going to fuel the future

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

‘You need more than one electric eel to light a Xmas tree’

An interview piece in The Guardian explains Professor Saiful Islam's (Chemistry) plans to show ‘electricity in the raw’ during his Royal Institution Christmas Lectures – with the help of 1,000 lemons.

Expressions of Research exhibition - art engaging with research

Find out how artists have been working with our researchers at the Expressions of Research exhibition at 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath, 11am-6pm daily from 18-24 November.

PhD student wins prize for work on thermally stable vaccines

Annett Trust funded PhD student, Aswin Doehkie has won the Best Student Contribution prize at the 24th International Conference on Bio-Encapsulation

Spot the the chemistry lab

An anonymous Physicist from the CSCT shares snippets of their life in the Chemistry labs.

Chick Wilson: Partnership offers funding chance

Latest post by Professor Chick Wilson in response to the recent statement made by the Chancellor on funding

Saiful Islam to give Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam is going to present this year's Christmas Lectures for the Royal Institute on BBC 4

Prof Saiful Islam to present 2016 Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam from the Department of Chemistry will present the 2016 Christmas Lectures on BBC Four on the subject of energy.

"I am my own case study for my PhD"

Ex-England decathlete, Jamie Courtenay, talks about what inspired his PhD research into tissue engineering

Bath start-ups scoop prizes at showcase

Two teams of Uni of Bath researchers won prizes at the recent SETsquared Open Innovation Showcase

Chemistry ranked 9th in 2016 Nature Index

The University is also going to be featured within the next Nature Index supplement ‘Rising Stars’, which identifies institutions around the world that have increased their output of high-quality scientific research since 2012.